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and then get delayed there because of the fog here. >> reporter: the fact the u.s. bureau of transportation statistics ranks sfo's on-tame departure rate 28th among the nation's 29 major airports. travelers know bad weather at sfo can make for a long day. >> i've seen much more weather delays at sfo. i haven't seen as many in oakland. >> you avoed them because of that? >> i avoid sfo because of that. >> reporter: so far 85% of oakland airport's departures were on time. sfo just 75%. an on-time departure rate of 90% but far fewer weather delays than its neighbor to the north. >> the city sometimes for sure but here not the case, yeah. >> reporter: and despite long lines today sacramento airport has an 87% on time departure rate this year. of course proximity and convenience much louder than reputation and even statistics. >> san jose is very close to me so my work is here. it's within a ten minutes' drive. >> i stop over here. >> reporter: and so with a long memory of delays, travelers showed up at sfo early today ready to brave the crowds and delays only to find out there weren't many. >> m
the pentagon responds to the attack on a u.s. drone. and for the first time, the man who tried to kill gabriel giffords. [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. . >>> seven live sentences plus another 140 years. that's for the man behind the arizona shooting rampage that critically wounded form he congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with our world. >> this is the first time since the attack nearly two years ago that gabby giffords faced her shooter. her husband, astronaut mark kelly, spoke at the sentencing today saying jarrod loughner change her life forever, but not her spirit. she was one of 13 people shot and six killed at a political meet and greet event in tucson in january 2011. 24-year-old love you loughner did not show any emotions as the victims and their families spoke in the courtroom today. >> i am very, very angry and sick at heart about what you did and the hurt you have imposed on all of us. >
valley visionary. >>> a major milestone for the u.s. oil industry. what it means for you at the gas pumps. and the other other woman. the secret e-mails that uncovered the david petraeus affair. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >>> now top lawmakers are demanding answers as new details surface in the david petraeus affair. >> who knew what and when. nbc bay area's janelle watching has more in our world tonight. >> reporter: the fbi actually had nope about the affair for months, but under protocol does not have to notify the president especially since it found no criminal wrongdoing or threat to national security. it all started back in may when a close friend of the
of bagram prison. the u.s. agreed to hand it over months ago but karzai says the u.s. is dragging its feet. the hold-up? what to do with 50 inmates who have been acquitted in afghan courts but are still detained by the u.s. military. >>> president obama is wrapping up his four-day tour of southeast asia. right now, he's in cambodia attending an east asia summit focusing on trade. mr. obama is the first u.s. president to set foot in that country as well as in myanmar, formerly known as burma. two countries with troubled history. the trip to myanmar included a symbolic visit with nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi under house arrest for 15 years for her opposition to the government. president obama said the country is making progress towards democracy. >> this nation that's been so isolated can show the world the power of a new beginning. and demonstrate once again that the journey to democracy goes hand in hand with development. >> this trip is most likely his last overseas trip with secretary of state hillary clinton who is leaving the state department after this term. >>> the forme
of misleading the american people about the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed four american diplomats and demanding a watergate style hearing. they said they would block rice's nomination if promoted to a cabinet position. president obama not only gave her the highest praise but came to her defense. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she received and the besmirch her reputation, outrage out. >> mr. graham said, mr. president, don't think for one minute i don't hold you ultimately responsible for ben gazdy. i think you failed as the president before and after the attack. president obama responded to the petraeus scandal saying there's no evidence that national security was compromised. he stepped down after an affair with his bioography was exposed. he respects the fbi's protocol when it comes to disclosing information in ongoing investigations. broadwell's security clearance has been sus
was an avid watcher of the olympics this summer and talked to all five members uh the u.s. women's gymnastics team by phone from the campaign trail in hoip hohir they won gold. right now check in with comb comcast sports net. what's going on around the bay area. i need to do the not impressed look. >> that looked pretty good. you are beautiful you can do that. i am already ugly the i am not going to get uglier. will not give it an attempt at all. coming back, we will talk football. will alex smith play monday night. hear what one teammates says the qb must do before he can get back on the field. the pac 10 title on the line at the rose bowl. could usc take the brown from this a cross town rivals. find out next in sports. >>> welcome back. stanford is thinking upset. cardinals facing the number two team in the country. oregon right now. and in duck territory. tied at 7. 2. 30 in the first half. we'll have complete highlight tonight at 11:00. don't miss it. speaking of close games. number 18. usc. 17, ucla. bruins up 17-0. jonathan franklin, takes 17 yard for the td. bruins up 24-0, like i said
's his first time voting in the u.s. in a presidential election. >> i'm from argentina. i'm an american citizen since 2009. >> he decided to vote early, like hundreds of thousands of other people in the south bay. >> i think this is probably one of the most important days on the calendar, is to actually come out and vote and make sure we vote for the right candidates that we feel will move our country forward in the right direction. >> reporter: the registrar's office in san jose has been processing mail-in ballots for a couple of weeks. 20,000 ballots come in ever day. in the south bay those voting by mail outnumber people that go to the polls on election day. 74% of people in santa clara county now choose to vote by mail. >> it's been very busy. we actually had the weekend voting the past two weekends. >> reporter: that means ne thes scanning machines are counting all the early votes, and they're hard at work tuesday night scanning the ballots that come in from the polls. >> i love to strovote in this country. early voting is wonderful. >> reporter: a new experience for this new ameri
consumer confidence and promotions. e commerce represents 5% to 10% of spending in the u.s. and expected to be as high as 17% this year. that could get a big boost from cyber monday coming up next week. >>> new tonight at 6:00, congress is on the verge of taking significant steps toward immigration reform. house republicans stung by their election day rejection by hispanic voters. they want to expand visas for foreign, science and tech students, and it would make it easier for those with green cards to bring their immediate families to the u.s. >>> overseas violence is flaring up again between israel and gatza. israeli troops fired on palestinians who were surging toward a border fence tonight. one man is dead, nine others are hurt. a hamas leader said the violence will have no effect on the cease-fire that took effect on wednesday. peace talks remain under way in the middle east where leaders are negotiating the next phase of the truce, which is to lift restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. >>> after egypt's president declared himself above judi
says the law complies with the rights specified by the u.s. supreme court. an attorney says the nra will appeal when the court considered california's requirements on carrying firearms in public. >>> marissa mayer visited the white house with ceos. they met with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. the president is putting pressure on republicans to keep middle class americans from falling off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. but republicans are resisting any move that could end up raising taxes on the rich. we have the latest from washington. >> reporter: he says he wants a deal soon to cut spending but president obama is demanding republicans vote now to prevent the worst fall off the fiscal cliff, tax hikes on 98% of americans. >> the first job is to make sure tax on middle class families don't go up and since we all agree on this we should get that done. >> reporter: house democrats agree. >> if we can get a few house republicans to agree, as well, i will sign this bill. >> reporter: republican tom cole got on board. >> we all agree that we are not going to raise
'll be first in line. in san francisco, cheryl hurd, inning bay area news. >>> president obama and u.s. lawmakers are no closer to avoiding the fiscal cliff, according to house speaker john boehner. each party blame the other for failing to outline considerable spending cuts. president obama sent vice president joe biden out today to do some holiday shopping and highlight the spors of renewing middle class tax cuts so families can feel more secure. biden went to a washington area costco and chatted it up with staff and was followed around the store by a huge crowd, as you can see. his favorite part like many who go to costco, try out the free samples. he spoke about the importance of renewing the tax cuts. >> so i think it is important that coming act now. i mean, right now. all it has to do is take a single vote to extend the middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: biden bought cookies, children's books and apple pie, and a 32-inch flat screen tv. he decline an offer to buy a set of tires saying i don't drive anymore. envelop the president had a notable lunch guest at the white house toda
complaints. >> only three wrote back that they handle complaints. and here's another problem. the u.s. department of education doesn't keep a list of coordinators so no one knows if schools are complying. >> cheryl is the assistant superintendent of milpitas unified. she handles sexual harassment complaints but because of our investigation is now the official title 9 coordinator. >> we're in process of modifying our policies. >> thank you for making us aware of this. >> everyone should be aware of who the coordinator is at oakland unified. it's posted on line and at school but of the 26 principals we e-mailed only one knew the answer. >> yes, that's concerning that more principals weren't aware. obviously this points to a need to be more vigille lant about training and communication. >> for san francisco. >> it hasn't been brought to us as a concern by a parent or student so if it is we'll absolutely look into it. >> because we're bringing it to you it's not a concern but if a parent would, it would be? >> we have shared all about your rights and responsibilities in our handbook. >> a
is offering a $1,000 reward, u.s. postal service said they will pay up to $10,000 for information leading to some arrests. reporting live. nbc bay area news. >> thank you, san francisco police say that help from the public lid to the arrest of a man who violented attacked an agent last month. you are seeing video that shows the attack and the man that police are looking for. the agent told the rider that bicycles were not allowed in the station. police say they got a tip that the suspect was on the san francisco community college campus, and officers arrived there and arrested the man who was booked into jail on battery charges. >> san francisco commute is back to normal the this evening after the death of a man in a tunnel, tied up the transportation grid for hours today. he was struck and it shut down service for nrly three hours. b.a.r.t. accepted passes and bus bridges were set up. but there was a lot of confusion. >> they told us to go up stairs and take the shuttle. i'm not sure it will happen. hopefully i'm not late for work. >> how long have you been looking for the shuttle? >> no
not -- not intrusive at all. >> kevin is a former ammunitions specialist and drill sergeant for the u.s. army. now he is historying the books at foothill college with his gi bill and his smart pen. >> it just makes the learning process that much easier. some times repetition its what it takes for me. >> students can record lectures and take notes with the pens. when they place them on a particular part of their notes. they can hear that specific part of the lecture dpivgiven by the professor. the pens are so effective, they're donated to virtually every one of the 400 veterans enrolled at foothills. the pen should be especially helpful to those with perhaps some visible or hidden injuries. >> especially some of the veterans coming back with post-traumatic stress. and these are things to help them succeed. and if they succeed they're going to do well. and continue on with school. >> the thing i like about it really is -- i get distracted in class. but i can take this thing home and hook it up to my compute r and crar -- computer, crank it up. >> have the whole experience. easy to reflect back where yo
more than two years after the worst oil spill in u.s. history. the largest criminal settlement in history announced today. bp pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts, including misconduct and neglect and is fined $4.5 billion. the fiery explosion of the deep water horizon in the gulf of mexico killed 11 crew members and caused crude oil to gush out of the well for months. shutting down commercial fishing and decimating the environment. today, two bp supervisors working that rig were charged manslaughter for the 11 deaths. jessica? >> thank you, janelle. the commander in chief visited new york city specifically also the borough of staten island and saw the devastation left behind by superstorm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of meals. 400,000 people asked for emergency aid from fema. some schools are finally reopened while dozens of others remain closed. new at 6:00, a major heist at jfk international airport overnight where $1.5 million worth of apple products were stolen. some 3600 ipad minis stolen. investigators say they think it may be an inside job. th
benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans ammunition. they accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of spinning the story five days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified talking points given to her by the cia. the fact that it was a terrorist attack was still classified and secret. >>> two workers are missing after an oil rig fire in the gulf of mexico. the fire sent 11 people to the hospital. the rig is owned by black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company haeadquartered in houston. it was using a blowtorch to cut an oil line. the explosion in 2010 that happened, this rig was not producing oil so it wasn't producing a leak. jessica, raj. >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, a brazen flight under the golden gate bridge. in a joint investigation by nbc bay area and knbc, we brin
-threatening situation. >> when there are medical problems in the sky, 90% of commercial airlines in the u.s. will call medaire. >> typically the captain or flight attendant will contact us through satellite phone or even through the aircraft radio. >> the private company based in tempe, arizona, gives advice to pilots, flight attendants, or any medical professional who may be on board. >> medical events are actually rare. we can't estimate one medical event for every 30,000 passengers carried. >> how often do in-flight medical events occur? >> that's a very good question. nobody really knows. >> the faa does not require airlines to report in-flight medical events. >> they're in a contained environment, so knowing what the most common illnesses and injuries and events that occur can really help better prepare with them in a more effective manner. >> the faa does require that airlines carry certain items in a medical kit. we discovered what's in those kits can vary from airline to airline. for more information, go to our website,, and be sure to watch our full information at 11:00. >> oka
$7 million from democratic politicians. the u.s. attorney's office is now recommending a little more than eight years. if the judge agrees, she would have to serve six years and ten months before being eligible for parole. >> he spent his life traveling the world. he was finally laid to rest. >> a wreath of roses, an american flag and a children's note. according to the union newspaper ambassador chris stevens was laid to rest in a small ceremony last friday. president obama talked about his birthplace in a speech to the united statesed last month. and stevens is seen standing in front of the foothills. >> i didn't know much. he told the union the family chose this as the final resting place because i think he felt a bond, an identity. and really appreciated the history and had ancestors as part of the community. >> my only thought is that they brought him home. >> she has begun studying the stevens families roots, tracing back to his grandfather, a local teacher and to those who came to work in the gold mine. >> i think so, yes. >> even though the family later moved. he often return
80 in the u.s. over 4 million still without power across the northeast, so lack of electricity has shut down gas stations and supermarkets, causing extremely long lines to any place that is open for business. the pentagon has asked pg&e to send equipment from california to help restore power there. the hardest hit area, staten island in new york and the jersey shore where homes are completely destroyed. debris scattered all over the streets. in seaside heights, the historic boardwalk partially washed away and the iconic roller coaster now in the atlantic ocean. >> it is still hard to believe, you know? you feel you'll wake up any minute. >> what can you do, you know? you have to believe in tomorrow and, you know, hopefully everybody can rebuild. >> the major airports in the new york area are back up and running and partial service has been restored to some of new york's subway lines. nbc will televise a telethon tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. to raise money for the victims of sandy. new jersey native, bruce springsteen and john bonn jovi will be performing. >>> more fallout from the p
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